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Michael Bergstrom

Back at it! New pieces finally!

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My life has been all over the map the last few months, I relocated my shop which shut me down for a month, and then I really needed to focus on film work. But the shop is back up and running and wanted to share a few pieces I've been working on. I also have a WIP dirk I'll try and update as I build it further out, I'll start a new thread for that. I've really missed cruising the forums and working, but life is finally settling back down into a normal routine (or as normal as my life gets). But I like sharing and showing work. Still trying to build a lot of skills. 

First up, some swords! 

Type XVI. 5160 blade, mild steel hilt, handle is popular core, cord wrapped with a dyed leather covering. Pommel is concave with a peen block. Hilt has a patina to mimic case hardening.

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Migration sword. This has a story behind it. I built this with patina in the handle to match the blade. I did the weapons for the braveheart follow up called "Robert the Bruce" starring Angus Macfayden, Jared Harris, Zach McGowan and Anna Hutchinson, this blade was a hero blade used in the film. I kept all the original patina and edge damage that it took during the fight sequences. The blade was retired and I rehilted it when I got home. Materials are brass and oak burl with a bronze pommel cap, handle is diver salvaged oak from Lake Superior (Thanks Scott Roush!), historical construction with rivets and the pommel cap riveted on over the peen.

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Swiss longsword, big ol' blade, but the star is the handle. Gentle S curve with leaf details filed in, pommel is hollow ground with a brass rosette, handle is holly and brass. 

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Some daggers and knives: 

Puuko inspired knife, Low layer blade, rosewood handle, ivory and brass. 

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Roman utility knife with mammoth ivory handle. 

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Dirk with Claro walnut burl handle and brass

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A modern knife, my buddy in film wanted a California compliant fixed bladed knife that would be perfect for use on a film set. Did some file work on the top and bottom and gave it a nice mosaic pin. 

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46 minutes ago, Dave Stephens said:

You've been busy!

I like the XVI a lot.

Where's the new shop?

Dave

Seattle! Wife got a job down here, so splitting my time between Anchorage and Seattle now, thankfully it's a fast, easy flight. 

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Great stuff all round. The Viking is lovely.

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